The 61 Touchdown Alabama High School Sensation

Alvin Henderson of the 1A Elba Tigers out of Elba, Alabama took the 2023 season by storm at the high school level and rose up the recruiting rankings to the point of having 48 offers to-date. Despite his lower classification, many elite programs are pursuing the stud running back.

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61 touchdowns and 3,523 yards on 225 carries for an average of 15.7 yards per carry. Those were Alvin Henderson, the class of 2025 running back from Elba, Alabama’s stats in his junior season.

According to , Henderson ranks as a four-star prospect, 110th nationally and 10th in the state of Alabama. All of this is despite Henderson’s high school team, the Elba Tigers being a 1A school in the state.

Now-a-days, you typically see the biggest recruits coming from powerhouse programs in their state. In Alabama for example, that would be programs like 6A power, the Saraland Spartans or 7A power the Central High School Red Devils.

Prospects you may be familiar with from each as examples are Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver, Ryan Williams from the class of 2024 from Saraland and wide receiver, Cam Coleman from Central High School.

Both Williams and Coleman put up big numbers in the 2023 season for their respective high school teams, but were noticed in large part because of the size of the school.

With that being said, for Henderson to put up the kind of numbers he did, even at the 1A level, big time SEC programs and others nationally could not help but take notice. And ‘s highlight video of Henderson shows us why.

According to on3, Henderson holds 48 scholarship offers. He is currently projected to land at Auburn University under Hugh Freeze, but a lot is still to be determined.

Henderson definitely looks the part, but time will have to tell if he can get it done at the next level against stiffer competition wherever he ends up.